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Children, Mother, and the General (1955)

Children, Mother, and the General (1955)

Mar. 04, 1955110 Min.PG
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Synopsis

Laslo Benedek interrupted his thriving Hollywood career to return to Europe as director of the German Kinder, Mutter und ein General (Children, Mother and the General). The film is set in Berlin during the last days of WW II. Desperate for manpower, Hitler has ordered that all able-bodied teenaged boys –some as young as 15 — be drafted into the army. Frau Asmussen (Hilde Krahl) is one of five mothers who learn to their horror that their boys have been slated to be cannon fodder on behalf of the Third Reich. Asmussen and the other mothers head directly to the front to plead with the German generals for the lives of their sons. Not directly an indictment of Germany’s involvement in (or incitement of) the recent war, Kinder, Mutter und ein General stresses the futility and heartbreak of all wars everywhere.

Original title Kinder, Mütter und ein General
TMDb Rating 5 4 votes

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Cast

Hilde Krahl isHelene Asmussen
Helene Asmussen
 Therese Giehse isElfriede Bergmann
Elfriede Bergmann
Ursula Herking isDr. Behrens
Dr. Behrens
Alice Treff isPastorin
Pastorin
Bernhard Wicki isHauptmann Dornberg
Hauptmann Dornberg
Claus Biederstaedt isVerpflegungsgefreiter
Verpflegungsgefreiter
Rudolf Fernau isStabsarzt
Stabsarzt
Hans Christian Blech isFeldwebel mit den Orden
Feldwebel mit den Orden
Klaus Kinski isLeutnant
Leutnant

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